TO RUIN AND REDEEM: HOW TO BUILD A CONSTRUCTIVE MINDSET IN PRISON, $5, 4 ¼” x 7”, copied, 40 pgs.

Advice zine (Is this a new thing in the zine world? This is one of three I was assigned this month) from a man who is doing time in a Florida prison for making a string of bad choices. He gives you the back story on how he arrived at where he is; then goes into how prison has forced him to face himself; and then what he would like to do upon release. He doesn’t pull any of the tough guy Scared Straight act, or dwell on the what ifs. He just handles it and gives it to you straight. One must ask themselves: are they living the chaos, or is the chaos living them? –Matt Average (Microcosm, microcosmpublishing.com)